A selection from Letters of Sri Aurobindo, Vol 2 (CWSA 29) on “Sadhana through Love and Devotion”. Recitation by Nolini Kanta Gupta.
“What is that inner harmony?
Union in the Mother.”
Sri Aurobindo, April 21, 1933
For me faith is not intellectual belief but a function of the soul; when my belief has faltered, failed, gone out, the soul has remained steadfast, obstinately insisting, “This path and no other: the Truth I have felt is the Truth whatever the mind may believe.”
“Hardly anyone is strong enough to overcome by his own unaided aspiration and will the forces of the lower nature; even those who do it get only a certain kind of control, but not a complete mastery”
“…Keep your love pure of all selfish claim and desire; you will find that you are getting all the love that you can bear and absorb in answer.”
“Look up, O child of the ancient Yoga, and be no longer a trembler and a doubter; fear not, doubt not, grieve not; for in your apparent body is One who can create & destroy worlds with a breath.”
“…Although our fallen minds forget to climb,
Although our human stuff resists or breaks,
She keeps her will that hopes to divinise clay…”
Nolini da reads the Mother’s conversation with Mona Sarkar on Savitri (audio and text)
Nolini da (Shri Nolini Kant Gupta) ranks among the foremost disciples of Sri Aurobindo. He had the rarest of privilege to have been with Sri Aurobindo right from the revolutionary days. We take up one of his essays on the New Humanity, of which he was surely one.